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FILE— In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy poses in his apartment in downtown Boston. Roy, who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game and went on to be a motivational speaker and advocate for the disabled, has died. He was 45. The BU athletic department confirmed his death in a statement posted on Facebook. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Travis Roy, BU player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

Oct. 29, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45. His death was confirmed by the BU athletic department and the...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

Black leopard mauls man who paid to have pictures taken

Oct. 29, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A man was mauled by a captive black leopard in a backyard zoo in South Florida, wildlife officials said. The man paid $150 for a “full contact experience" with the black leopard, which allowed him to play with it and take pictures, WPLG reported. A report by the Florida Fish and...

A dog peers out from a kennel after the landing of a

Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific

Oct. 29, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there's more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight. The furry friends...

Ambulance crew work as a patient arrives at the CHR CItadelle hospital in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Belgium has announced restrictive measures across the country in an effort to curb the fast-rising tide of COVID-19, coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

The Latest: Oregon sets single-day new COVID-19 case record

Oct. 29, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon set another dismal record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began. The state also reported two new deaths, bringing the total to 673. The Oregon Health Authority says the new cases indicate...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Giants' Jones regrets taking mask off in NYC bar

Oct. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a little prodding, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones expressed regret for taking off his mask in a closed New York City bar last weekend. Speaking for the first time since a video at the bar was released, Jones did his best to avoid discussing the incident that...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Five technology giants reported mixed earnings results Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 a sign of varying fortunes as they try to rebound from an pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations, gloomy forecasts and other uncertainties led to share-price declines for all but Alphabet in after-market trading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Tech giants report strong results, but murky outlooks

Oct. 29, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations,...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo a JetBlue Airways flight flies in to Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City.   JetBlue says it plans to increase the number of seats it will fill on planes starting in December. That makes JetBlue the latest airline to retreat from blocking middle seats to give passengers more space because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

Oct. 29, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the issue. A spokesman for the carrier said Thursday that JetBlue will reduce the number of seats it blocks after Dec. 1 to accommodate...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Brady and Bucs rolling coming to NJ to face Judge and Giants

Oct. 29, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Before getting the New York Giants job, Joe Judge was mentored by two of the football's best active coaches: Nick Saban of Alabama and Bill Belichick of the Patriots. It probably wouldn't be wrong to add a third name to the group: Tom Brady. The four-time Super Bowl MVP worked...

A teacher's assistant helps a first grade student with her work during the coronavirus outbreak in the hallway of School 16, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Yonkers, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

AP PHOTOS: Teachers improvise to make hybrid learning work

Oct. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York schools reopened in September it was anything but business as usual. With state guidelines for social distancing making it impossible for all students to attend classes in person at the same time, educators prepared for a hybrid model of instruction. Besides preparing lesson...